Stephen Bates

Deep, facility for accents, zany character voices.

Voice Description

Smooth and resonant. I can slide into a very gravelly, overstated intense film trailer voice, or give a lighter, more matter-of-fact reading.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - Australian

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Melbourne, Australia

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I have quite a facility for accents and character voices. I can do various British or American accents. I particularly enjoy zany character voices. I'm always willing to attempt an impersonation.

My Voice Experience

I've been involved in voice work for about 20 years, having come from an acting background and developed my voice talent through a number of plays, film and animation projects. With a professional home studio, I can offer a fast turnaround time for you project. Adding music, effects and other production elements...No problem!

Worked for many years as a sound engineer, for live music around the pubs, in music recording and production,and have worked extensively in sound design for film and theatre.

I've done voice work for a wide variety of clients, including:

Puma Mobium running shoes
Juliet Zulu, US
Macromedia Filmworks, Belgium
Big Mouth Media, Australia
Cashbycreative, US
214 Media LLC, US
Kiel Milligan, Canada
Drake Safety, Australia
Futureperfect, Hong Kong
Portaestudio, Argentina
Mickle Solutions, India

“Fast turnaround, well read and a pleasure to deal with. A true professional! Thanks again!”
— Ashford

“Good Job. We really like his work and recommend him for more jobs.. A+++++++++”
— Mickle Solutions

My Training

Diploma of Interactive Digital Media, at Kangan TAFE, Broadmeadows.

My Studio Equipment

Microphones: Studio Projects B1, Shure sm58, Behringer xm8500
Steinberg CI1 Audio Interface
Alesis Multimix 8 Firewire
Yamaha NS-10 monitors
Steinberg Nuendo
Sony Sound Forge
Adobe Audition

Additional Skills

I have a great deal of scriptwriting experience, having had a TV episode I wrote produced, as well as working on the development of a few other unproduced series and a number of short films.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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